About Me

Dr Thomas Perry

Tom is an education researcher, lecturer and former school teacher. His research and teaching focuses on educational effectiveness and improvement, evaluation and monitoring, evidence-informed policy and practice, and research methods, particularly quantitative methods and secondary data analysis. Tom works to support school and system leaders at all levels to improve schools through research- and evidence-informed policy and practice.

Topics which Tom has examined in-depth through his work include school value-added (‘Progress’) measures, teacher evaluation, professional development and learning programmes, and school effects on wider (‘non-cognitive’) outcomes. His work has been cited by widely and internationally including by UNESCO, the Young Lives International Study, FFT Education Datalab and featured in national news media.

Tom’s current work and affiliations include:

  • Lecturer, Educational Effectiveness, Improvement and Leadership, University of Birmingham
  • Programme Director, MA School Improvement and Educational Leadership,
    MEd Educational Leadership, and Degree Apprenticeship Route
  • Associate Research Manager, Centre for the Use of Research and Evidence in Education (CUREE)
  • Associate Analyst, Department for Education (Quantitative Research and Secondary Data Analysis specialism)
  • EEF Evaluation Panel Member, Consortium Team Leader and Peer Reviewer
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy
  • Professional Affiliate, Chartered College of Teaching
  • Accredited researcher, Office for National Statistics (ONS)
  • Board member, University of Birmingham Education Leadership Academy
  • Member, British Educational Research Association and Educational Effectiveness and Improvement SIG
  • Editorial board member, Educational Review.